Connecting the Dots Between Physical and Emotional Health

There’s a link between your emotional health and your physical well-being, so take time to nurture both.

What’s the Connection Between Emotional and Physical Health?

According to Charles Goodstein, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University’s Langone School of Medicine in New York City, the brain is intimately connected to our endocrine system, which secretes hormones that can have a powerful influence on your emotional health. “Thoughts and feelings as they are generated within the mind [can influence] the outpouring of hormones from the endocrine system, which in effect control much of what goes on within the body,” says Dr. Goodstein…

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The Relationship Between Mental and Physical Health

People with depression often have worse physical health, as well as worse self-perceived health, than those without depression.

Heart Disease and Depression Go Hand in Hand

Professor David Goldberg of the Institute of Psychiatry, London, reports that the rate of depression in patients with a chronic disease is almost three times higher than normal. “Depression and chronic physical illness are in reciprocal relationship with one another: not only do many chronic illnesses cause higher rates of depression, but depression has been shown to antedate some chronic physical illnesses.”

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Connection Between Emotion and Physical Health

Esther Sternberg discusses the connection between mind and body, between emotion and physical health…

 

4 Ways Our Physical Health Could be Impacted by our Mental Health

It is becoming well known that poor mental health can have a huge negative impact on a person’s outcomes in life. Most shockingly, having a serious mental illnesses can reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years…

Diabetes and Depression

Studies have revealed a connection between depression and diabetes – but more research is needed to fully understand how they link. One study showed that people who have both depression and diabetes tend to have more severe symptoms than those who only have diabetes…

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